Private Dinner Party Menus
In catering for these social functions special menus are printed, the wishes of the party concerned being consulted as to the various courses, as they are in the case of a private dinner given at a hotel ashore.
These menu cards which may be inscribed with a motto or legend indicative of the occasion are, needless to say, treasured by the guests as an interesting souvenir.
This is a very rare personalized special embossed menu for E. D. Jordon and Dinner guests aboard the Cunard Line Laconia (I) in October of 1913.
This is a private dinner menu for passengers on board the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line on a 1927 westbound voyage that originated from Southampton destined for New York. Menu selections were written in French.
Elaborate Private Party Dinner Menu on board the Flagship of the United States Lines, the SS Leviathan. This Sunday Dinner hosted by Mr. S. B. Applebaum featured Filet of Sole and Roast Vermont Turkey with Crème Dame Blanche. This four-page menu was bound by an elegant Red, White and Blue striped and tasseled string.
Vintage Special Dinner - Guests of the Captain from 13 July 1930 on board the TSS Toloa of the Great White Fleet featured Broiled Striped Bass, Fillet Mignon a l'Alsarienne, and Peach Melba for dessert.
Vintage Private Dinner Menu & Dance from 13 December 1933 on board the SS Washington of the United States Lines featured Bluefish au Four with Cardinale, Filet Mignon à l'Alsatienne, and Cup aux Fraises for dessert.
The special dinners are only the outward and visible sign of Cunard enterprise in catering for their passengers. Chief stewards and head waiters have been put through a course of training in the leading hotels of London and Paris, and they in their turn have trained the different steward staffs to the highest possible degree of intelligent service.